African Dhalia sailed at 1300 as scheduled, freeing up Pier 27 for Fairlane.. which she sailed past into the basin.
Jumbo Shipping Vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, and built to perform sub-sea installations. In other words, they can lift and offload cargo in open water without being tied to a wharf.
Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift Vessel Fairlane is due at Pier 30 Tomorrow Morning. Jumbo Shipping is a regular caller in Halifax (usually at Pier 9) to load Locomotives bound for Europe. The Differences between European and North American Railways couldn’t be more evident as the load was spotted on Pier 30 this morning. Besides the shape of the locomotives, the different couplers are in evidence, as special adapter cars are required to mate the load with Canadian Equipment. These cars also carry the lifting arms used to lift the cars into the ship.
When Fairlane arrives tomorrow, she will also be carrying Fjord Éternité, an East Isle built tug, bound for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Operations in La Baie. Here is a shot from MarineTraffic.com to whet your apatite.
Update Fairlane is now Due Today at 14:30 to pier 27
The Beluga Favourisation Docked at BIO yesterday afternoon in the midst of the Snow storm, and unloaded its deck cargo of 45′ Motor Life Boats for the Coastguard.
She Departed late afternoon today bound for Baie Comeau
Here are the 3 new LifeBoats on the Dock.
Dockwise’s M/V Triumph arrived this past Wendsday evening and anchored mid harbour (Anchorage 6) as Chumel was still ocuppying Anchorage 1. Anchorage 1 is favorored for its large manuvering area, espically the area off Ives Knowl for its deep water, which ranges from 26m to 37m deep.
With Chumel sailing on Thursday, Triumph Moved to Anchorage 1 on Friday Morning, and Loaded the Rowan Gorilla III. (which had returned to Halifax after completing drilling for the Deep Panuke Project, and had been Tied up at Woodside) Saturday.
Seajacks Kraken was loaded abord the Dockwise Swan at Anchorage 1. She is next chartered for work in the North Sea.
The Pilot boat about to board the pilot on the Inbound Atlantic Companion, Dockwise Target at Anchor, and HMCS Corner Brooke outbound.
Formerly a Crude Oil Carrier, modified now as a Submersible heavy lift vessel.
Arrived with a drilling platform Rowan Gorilla 3 to Anchorage 1. Currently with 8 cables (8/10ths of a nautical mile) of Anchor Chain (Rode)
The rig will complete six months of work for Canadian Natural Resources starting in the third quarter of 2009. The work was valued at $55 million.
M/V swan, Sister ship of Tern, which was in halifax earlier in the month to move HMCS Chicoutimi, has arrived with the Brand New Seajacks Kraken, which is on contract for the Sable project.
fromOffshore Shipping Online:
“Seajacks has confirmed that it has signed the final contract with ExxonMobil Canada for Seajacks Kraken to work as an offshore accommodation unit for the Sable Project offshore Nova Scotia, starting in May 2009 for a 4-5 months period.
Seajacks Kraken is currently being constructed at Lamprell in Dubai and is on schedule for delivery in February 2009.”
The Tern is now on its way to Vancouver (after performing a compass swing, seen here on AIS) Via the Panama Canal
ETA Panama Canal, PM of April 15
ETA Vancouver, AM of April 28